Mount Etna is the most active volcano in Europe, and for the past few months, it’s been especially active. People from around the world have come to study the nearly 11,000 foot tall volcano to better understand the Earth’s geology.
Mount Etna began erupting on February 28th, which drew Cory Turner, a member of the United States Air Force stationed in Sicily, to use his drone to capture some incredible footage of the volcano.
Snow capped mountains and glowing hot lava flows show clearly just how dangerous it is to be near volcanoes. Don’t approach them unless you’re a trained professional or accompanying one.
Last month, a BBC News crew came close to a tragic end after getting a bit too close to the eruption, having extremely hot rock and ash pelt them as they ran for cover. 11 were injured, though thankfully no one was killed.
The volcano has continuously erupted since February and continues to be quite active into the second week of April.